Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email: smfahy[at]gmail.com
Tel: 03-3238-4062
Office: 10-505
FAHY Sandra

Associate Professor
Social and Cultural Anthropology

B.A. , York University, Toronto
M.A. ,York University, Toronto
Ph.D., School or Oriental and African Studies, University of London

SCOPE OF TEACHING & RESEARCH

Socio-Cultural Anthropology • Medical Anthropology of food, health, migration, refugees, war, militarism, violence • Linguistic Anthropology of trauma, memory, governmentality, censorship, testimony, state media • Human Rights theory and practice • Visual Anthropology qualitative and quantitative research, computational and digital media analysis

I also teach in the Graduate Program in Global Studies.

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  • Fahy, Sandra. Marching through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea
    New York: Columbia University Press, 2015 [paperback 2019]
  • Fahy, Sandra. Without Parallel: North Korea’s “Our Style” Human Rights
    New York: Columbia University Press (under review as of March 2018)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Fahy, Sandra. “How to Get over a Border” Georgetown Journal of Asian Studies, (in press)
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Internal Migration in North Korea: Preparation for Governmental Disruption” in Asia Policy, Number 20, July 2015 pp. 113-141
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Réflexions générales sur les études coréennes 70 ans après l'indépendance” in Korea Analysis, September, 2015.
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Famine Talk: communication styles and socio-political awareness in 1990s North Korea” in Food, Culture and Society: an International Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 15, Issue 4. December 2012 pp.535-555
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Regional Anxiety and North Korean Migration” in Korea Review Special Feature on China-North Korea Relations, Volume 2 No. 2 August 2012
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Like two pieces of the sky: Accessing North Korea though Accounts of Hunger” in Anthropology Today Volume 27, Issue 5 October 2011 pp.18-21

Book Chapters

  • Fahy, Sandra. “Chapter Seven: Hallyu in the South, Hunger in the North: Alternative Imaginings of What Life Could Be,” in Youna Kim, editor, Hallyu and North Korean: Soft Power and Popular Culture, Routledge (in press).
  • Fahy, Sandra. “North Korea Responds to Transnational Human Rights Advocacy: State Discourse and Ersatz Civil Society,” in Andrew Yeo and Danielle Chubb, editors, North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Being Strategic Amid Sanctions: The Trilateral US-ROK-JPN Alliance,” in Arthur Alexander, editor, Pivotal Issues in Korea-Japan-US Relations: Perspectives from Emerging Leaders. The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation:Washington D.C., 2017 pp.17-26
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Defector Families, Mobile-Phones, and Money: Practices of Unification on the Korean Peninsula” in Korea Economic Institute, Joint US-Korea Academic Studies, 2016 pp.82-94.
  • Fahy, Sandra. “The People of North Korea: the relationship of behavior and ideas” in Choe Sang-Hun, Gi-Wook Shin, and David Straub, editors, Troubled Transition: North Korea’s Politics Economy, and External Relations, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Centre, Stanford University Press 2013 pp.77-95
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Recalling what was Once Unspeakable: Hunger in North Korea” in The Interview: an ethnographic approach. Jonathan Skinner, edits, Berg Publishers, 2012 pp. 229-244
  • Fahy, Sandra. “Ursachen und Besonderheiten der Hungersnot in der Demokratischen Volksrepublik Korea im Kontext von Zeugenaussagen Überlebender” in Hunger, Nutrition and Rationing under State Socialism, 1917-2006 Mathias Middell and Felix Wemheuer, editors, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2011, pp. 343-366

Other Publications

  • Fahy, Sandra.“Military-Public Tensions in North Korea: Birth of a Social Movement?” Guest Column New Focus International, September 16 2014

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
ANT202
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Spring
ANT310
RESEARCH METHODS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Autumn
ANT365
KOREAN STUDIES: NORTH AND SOUTH
Not Offered
ANT462 ADVANCED READINGS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Autumn